Congressional Activity Involving ITC
By John Presper
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Feb
12
On February 11, 2021, ALJ Cameron Elliot issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Bone Cements and Bone Cement Accessories (Inv. No. 337-TA-1175). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By John Presper
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Feb
08
On February 4, 2021, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of initial determination (“ID”) in Certain Wearable Monitoring Devices, Systems, and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1190). According to the notice, the ALJ found no violation of section 337.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
17
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Microfluidic Systems, Components Thereof, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1100).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a January 11, 2018 complaint filed by 10X Genomics, Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc. of Hercules, California for unlawfully importing into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain microfluidic systems, components thereof, and products containing the same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 9,644,204 (the ’204 patent), 9,689,024 (the ’024 patent), 9,695,468 (the ’468 patent), and 9,856,530 (the ’530 patent).
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Jul
16
On July 12, 2019, ALJ Clark S. Cheney issued a notice of Initial Determination on Violation in Certain Convertible Sofas and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1122).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a June 4, 2018 complaint filed by Sauder Manufacturing Co. alleging violation of Section 337 in the importation into the U.S. and sale of certain convertible sofas and components thereof by Krug, Inc. that infringe U.S. Design Patent No. 716,576.
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By Eric Schweibenz and John Presper
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Dec
08
Further to our October 30, 2017 post, on December 8, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued the public version of the Initial Determination (“ID”) (see part 1, part 2, part 3, and part 4) finding no violation of Section 337 in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation (“Andrea”) alleging violation by Apple Inc. (“Apple”), Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (collectively, “Samsung”) of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607 (“the ’607 patent”); 6,363,345 (“the ’345 patent”); and 6,377,637 (“the ’637 patent”). See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. Samsung was terminated from the investigation on the basis of settlement agreement. See our August 22, 2017 post for additional details. Only the ’345 patent remained at issue after the investigation was terminated as to the ’607 and ’637 patents based on Andrea’s withdrawal of its allegations.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
30
On October 26, 2017, ALJ Dee Lord issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Audio Processing Hardware and Software, and Products Containing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1026).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a September 19, 2016 complaint filed by Andrea Electronics Corporation alleging violation by Apple Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., and Samsung Electronics America, Inc. of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain audio processing hardware, software, and products containing same that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,049,607; 6,363,345; and 6,377,607. See our September 21, 2016 and October 21, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
24
On October 23, 2017, ALJ Thomas B. Pender issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Access Control Systems and Components Thereof (Inv. No. 337-TA-1016).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a July 5, 2016 complaint filed by The Chamberlain Group, Inc. of Elmhurst, Illinois alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain access control systems and components thereof that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,161,319; 7,196,611; and 7,339,336. See our July 5, 2016 and August 12, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Oct
04
On September 29, 2017, ALJ MaryJoan McNamara issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Composite Aerogel Insulation Materials and Methods for Manufacturing the Same (Inv. No. 337-TA-1003).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 5, 2016 complaint filed by Aspen Aerogels, Inc. (“Aspen”) alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawfully importing into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain composite aerogel insulation materials that infringe—or are made, produced, or processed by a process that infringes—one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,078,359; 7,399,439; 6,989,123; 7,780,890; and 9,181,486. See our May 5, 2016 and June 8, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
15
On August 11, 2017, ALJ Theodore R. Essex issued a notice of the Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain L-Tryptophan, L-Tryptophan Products, and Their Methods of Production (Inv. No. 337-TA-1005).

By way of background, this investigation is based on a May 10, 2016 complaint filed by Ajinomoto Co., Inc. and Ajinomoto Heartland Inc. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain L-tryptophan and L-tryptophan products that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,666,655 and 6,180,373. See our May 10, 2016 and June 13, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively.
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By Eric Schweibenz
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Aug
14
On August 10, 2017 ALJ David P. Shaw issued a notice of the Final Initial Determination (“ID”) in Certain Personal Transporters, Components Thereof, and Packaging and Manuals Therefor (Inv. No. 337-TA-1007/1021).

By way of background, the 337-TA-1007 investigation is based on a May 18, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230; 6,651,763; 7,023,330; 7,275,607; 7,479,872; and 9,188,984 and/or infringe certain U.S. registered trademarks owned by Segway. See our May 18, 2016 and June 28, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. The 337-TA-1021 investigation is based on an August 16, 2016 complaint filed by Segway Inc., DEKA Products Limited Partnership, and Ninebot (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd. alleging violation of Section 337 by way of unlawful importation into the U.S., selling for importation, and/or selling within the U.S. after importation certain personal transporters, components thereof, and packaging and manuals therefor that infringe one or more claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 6,302,230 and 7,275,607. See our August 18, 2016 and September 22, 2016 posts for more details on the complaint and Notice of Investigation, respectively. These investigations were subsequently consolidated.
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